Presidential Campaigns Overreach on Guns

Yesterday, presumptive Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton welcomed presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump “to the cause” of placing additional restrictions on Americans’ Second Amendment rights. While Trump’s tweet was light on policy — and his campaign declined to provide specifics — it was widely viewed as an endorsement of the types of restrictions President Obama, Congressional Democrats and Michael Bloomberg support.

“The rush to eliminate due process rights is alarming,” Heritage Action’s chief executive officer Michael A. Needham said. “Responsible presidential nominees should lead the nation in a conversation about what types of counterterrorism measures are effective, but restricting firearm access by presuming guilt is not one of them. Americans deserve real leadership on the issue of Islamist terrorism, not made for TV sound bites intended to erode our constitutional rights.”

Earlier this week, The Heritage Foundation’s James Jay Carafano explained that “Restricting Americans’ access to firearms has never been on the list of any responsible counterterrorism agenda” because it’s not an “efficacious responsible measure.”

Additional Reading:
Heritage: The Terrorist Watch List, Explained

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5 thoughts on “Presidential Campaigns Overreach on Guns

  1. Misdirection and knee-jerk response working to leave Americans at a disadvantage for defensive measures. We may be left without recourse if targeted.

    • I HATE TO THINK ABOUT A POPULATION BEING SITTING DUCKS IF AND WHEN THE ISLAMIST TERRIOST OR ANYONE COME CALLING AND I FEEL THAT THEY WILL. TO BE WTIHOUT SELF PROTECTION IS UNTHINKABLE AND WILL NEVER HAPPEN ,FOR AMERICANS HAVE TO PROTECT ,AND OUR CONSTITUTION SAYS SO. WE AREA FREE COUNTRY, THEREFORE THE PEOPLE HAVE MORE POWER THEN A COUNTRY BEATEN
      DOWN WITH DICTATORS. WE ARE LUCKY AND I FOR ONE WILL KEEP MY PROTECTION IF BY ANY CHANCE SOME COME CALLING. I WOULD NEVER HESITATE TO SHOOT “ANYONE” IF THEY THREATNED MY FAMILY

  2. Thanks to the quick response and common sense of Heritage Action AGAINST the Dems gun control initiatives and the spineless Republican response or good citizens would be left believing in Obama and Homeland Security nonsense!

  3. I AM PROUD TO SAY, MOST AMERICANS ARE A REASONABLE BUNCH, AND WE SEEM TO CARE FOR ONE ANOTHER, AND HELP PEOPLE WHO NEED IT. SO ITS A GIVEN THAT WHEN AN ENEMY COMES CALLING, WE PROTECT OURSELVES AS IS OUR NATURE, AND OUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND ETC. LETS US PROTECT OUR SELVES WITH ANYTHING WE DEEM NECESSARY, SO IF BY CHANCE SOMEONE GETS AN IDEA THAT WE ARE WITHOUT PROTECTION, AND IT HAPPENS, AND COME AND TRYS TO BREAK IN AND HAS EVIL IN MIND, A HAIL OF BULLETS IS A GOOD RERSUASION TO THEMN TO GET LOST.

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